Stop Anti-Choice Mississippi Personhood Bill: Vote No on 26
  • Petitioned Initiative 26: Mississippi Personhood Bill

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Initiative 26: Mississippi Personhood Bill

Stop Anti-Choice Mississippi Personhood Bill: Vote No on 26

    1. Jill Bonnar
    2. Petition by

      Jill Bonnar

      Gulfport, MS

Mississipians should vote No on Nov 8, 2011 on Amendment 26


Initiative #26

“Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Mississippi:

SECTION 1. Article III of the constitution of the state of Mississippi is hearby amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION TO READ:

SECTION 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, “The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”


Some possible results of Amendment 26:

• Outlaw Emergency Contraception and Birth Control pills: Amendment 26 is so broad it could outlaw emergency contraception, the birth control pill and other methods of birth control because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. 

• Ban All Abortion: Amendment 26 would ban abortion even for victims of rape and incest or when a woman’s life is at risk. 

• Restrict Health Care:  A woman with cancer could be refused life-saving medical  treatment because it could put a fertilized egg in danger.

• Violate The American Value Of Religious Freedom:  Amendment 26 would insert one religious viewpoint into the state constitution, making one religious viewpoint the law of the land.

• Clogged Courts: Amendment 26 would impact literally thousands of laws ranging from when property rights are granted, to inheritance rights, to who can file a lawsuit.  


Health care decisions should be made by individuals, with their doctors, their families and according to their own beliefs– not a fringe group rewriting the state constitution.

Recent signatures


    1. WE WON!

      Jill Bonnar
      Petition Organizer

      Hello all! Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for all your support. The election took place today and the results are in: Initiative 26 was defeated!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • kimyata williams CLEVELAND, MS
      • almost 3 years ago

      women have rights, this is a complete invasion of privacy. Men wuldn't know because they don't have to go through half the things women have to. Let us keep our choices, screw Amendment 26. Birth control REALLY? ? ?

    • ligia toma GLENDALE, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      wow this is unconstitutional taking away a women's right ..... i hope we fight this till the end ... we need to not let this go through ...

    • Erica Rohde WEST DES MOINES, IA
      • almost 3 years ago

      If this passes, MS will have an even higher unplanned pregnancy rate than it already does! The government should not be able to prevent women from their right to decide to prevent pregnancy until they are ready to bring a child into this world, or be denied birth control to help with medical conditions. This is absurd!

    • Brandi Hunter SANFORD, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe MS should deal with their teenage pregnancy and infant mortality rates before dictating what personal decisions grown adults can and can't make. This is precisely why I couldn't wait to move out of that state.

    • c d MS
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing this Because i beleieve that all women soon a choice. I do not beieve in abortion but at the end of the day i do not have to live with thier choices and neither does anymore esle.


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